Whether the weather is worse or better – we’ll always make your ceremony special

18th Sep 2023

Birdsall House isn’t just a house – it’s set on its own estate. For that reason, there’s a huge range of options when it comes to your ceremony. However, couples are sometimes nervous to plan an outdoor wedding in case of inclement weather. Likewise, others worry they’ll plan something indoors only to find a beautiful sunny day means they could have been outside.

However, when we say we are bespoke wedding venue, we mean it. We’ll always do everything we can to make your dreams a reality. Our team are really flexible on the day so that if things need to be moved last minute, they can be. Whether it’s glorious sunshine or a rainy day, we’ll make your wedding perfect for you.

Two women with umbrellas stand outside twelfth century ruins

Rainy day wedding changes

One of our 2023 couples planned to marry within our twelfth century ruins but woke up to a downpour. It was all stations go among the Birdsall team and our suppliers. Together, we all ensured their enchanted secret garden theme still shone bright. The couple had an awe-inspiring floral arch from Bureau Botany: “Me and the team individually hung hundreds of flowers to create a magical frozen-in-time walkway of raining flowers in the gorgeous historical surroundings.”

Tall red and green florals line an aisle in a stately home with a cream carpet down the centre

Floral design by Bureau Botany

Individual flowers hang on wire in the doorway with a fireplace in the background

Florals by Bureau Botany

Likewise, for Sophia and Charlie: their plans to have their ceremony within our twelfth century ruins were rained off but they had just as an exquisite affair in our dining room.

empty chairs ahead of a wedding ceremony at Birdsall House

Taking weddings out into the sunshine

Of course, sometimes the weather turns for the better. For Sofia and James, we made the most of the sunshine! Sofia held her Mehndi within our twelfth century ruins before her wedding day.

The couple then had a ceremony under the temple that overlooks our lake, which James had taken a dip in before the big day! The party then dined al fresco – with the ruins serving as a truly stunning backdrop.

Men jump into a lake with a big splash

Jessica Williams Photography

A couple, dressed in white, get married under a large temple

Jessica Williams Photography

A group sit on wedding chairs outside in front of twelfth century ruins

Jessica Williams Photography

For Chasidy and Sam, the sun came out! This meant they could have their ceremony outside among our twelfth century ruins along with an owl for a ringbearer.

As you’ll be aware if you were in the UK this summer though, when it gets hot, it has been getting really hot. So, their wedding breakfast took place in the shade of our ballroom. With florals by Willow and Bear and furniture and styling from The Trove, it looked incredible. Had the weather been wetter we wouldn’t have needed to undergo a quick turnaround or ruin the surprise of this gorgeous styling because we use our dining room instead – which is on the other side of the house.

A couple get married under the ruins of an old Church

Christopher Waud Photography

A ballroom lined with a huge L shaped table and chairs with lots of florals down the middle

Christopher Waud Photography

If you’d like to take a look at the house and gardens as you prepare for your big day, we’d love to see you. Simply contact us here to book a viewing at our bespoke wedding venue.

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